Buna and Bertha

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Performance of and commentary on Anglo-American ballads and songs by 86 and 92-year-old mountain women, Buna Hicks of Beech Creek and Bertha Baird of Rominger in western North Carolina.

  • Film by: Thomas Burton, Jack Schrader
  • Produced by: Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader
  • Cinematographer: Jack Schrader
  • Editor: Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader
  • Other Credits: Assisted by Dick Scull, Doug Alverson, Linda Leonard, and Alan Calhoun
  • Funding: Tennessee Arts Commission Appalachian Consortium East Tennessee State University
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © Thomas G. Burton
  • 13mins, Color